This is a great low maintenance shrub, hardy enough to be used for council plantings, and attractive enough for the home garden. Upright and dense in growth, it has cream-lime flowers in autumn and winter. It attracts birds to the tubular pendulous flowers. Drought and frost hardy. Good for clay to well drained loams. Needs little attention, maybe a light trim to encourage a more dense habit from time to time.
|Scientific Name:||Correa glabra|
|Common Name:||Native Fuchsia|
|Other Common Names:||Rock Correa|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Groundcover, Screen, Border plant|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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